Skip to main content

Representations of Jihad in Sufi Hagiography and Poetry

  • 297 Accesses

Abstract

This chapter examines the spiritual and martial jihad as portrayed in Sufi hagiography and Sufi poetry. It emphasizes the didactic role of Sufi hagiography and to a lesser degree, poetry, for a Sufi as a well as a non-Sufi audience of ordinary Muslims (i.e. not learned in Islamic scripture and religious sciences). It concludes that both Sufi hagiography and poetry agree with learned Sufi texts in their portrayal of the spiritual and martial aspects of jihad, including consistent use of mujahada to designate the spiritual jihad and jihad to designate the martial jihad.

Keywords

  • Muslim Society
  • Spiritual Struggle
  • Islamic Culture
  • Religious Scholar
  • Military Campaign

These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Buying options

Chapter
USD   29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-56155-8_6
  • Chapter length: 47 pages
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
eBook
USD   44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-56155-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD   59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD   109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Copyright information

© 2017 The Author(s)

About this chapter

Cite this chapter

Neale, H.S. (2017). Representations of Jihad in Sufi Hagiography and Poetry. In: Jihad in Premodern Sufi Writings. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56155-8_6

Download citation